CoffeeShop Caramel Dreams PSE/Photoshop Action!

I have had so much fun creating my newest action, CoffeeShop Caramel Dreams.  This action looks great on everything from landscapes to florals to portraits.  And like most of my actions, it is completely adjustable.  I hope you enjoy playing with this action as much as I have!

CoffeeShop Caramel Dreams Instructions:

1. Open image.

2. Run action.   A levels adjustment pane will pop up allowing "on the fly" contrast adjustment.  Adjust the bottom sliders (shadows, midtones, highlights).

3.  The action will finish and there will be five new adjustable layers over the background.  The image below has no further adjustments.

4. There are many ways to customize this effect.  In the image below I clicked to select the Color Tint layer and adjusted the opacity to 50%.

5.  I further adjusted the image by clicking on the Brightness/Contrast layer and adding more Brightness and removing some contrast.

6.  In the image below I kept the Brightness/Contrast as the original action settings, turned off the contrast pop layer, and adjusted the Color Tint opacity to 30%.  I like this edit, it is subtle.

7.  I wanted a more vibrant effect on the image below, so I dialed up the Color Fill to 80% and then put the Define layer in Vivid light blending mode.  You can also use Overlay or Soft Light.

I hope you enjoy playing with my newest action!  Download the free CoffeeShop Caramel Dreams Action.  You can also download it here.  This action is also included in the CoffeeShop Action Pack.

Want all of my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one simple download AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures. For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


erkarts August 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM  

Thank you! Can't wait to try it!

Aimee August 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM  

Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to playing with it!

bdaiss August 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM  

Ooo! Rita! Thank you so much! Gorgeous gorgeous!

Anonymous August 7, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

Thanks Rita! I have several photos I am currently working on. Will try the Carmel Dreams and post one when I get a chance.


Tiki August 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

Thank you Rita! This action looks gorgeous.

Amarie August 7, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

Nice! Thanks, Rita!

Jitka August 8, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

Thank you! Amazing again!

CBH August 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

CBH August 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

Marzia August 9, 2011 at 4:42 AM  

grazie mille! I love actions

Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

What a lovely action. Thank you so much!

Hugs Kirsten.

Jaylene August 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM  

Always excited to try your actions! My favorites are vanilla bw and perfect portrait. I think this might be one of my favs too! Thank you so much

Anonymous August 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM  

I absolutely love this one! Many thanks! What a blessing your work is!

Jana Roller August 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

you rock! always amazes me what you come up with next. Thank you!!

Jana Roller August 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM  

I love your actions!! You always amaze me with what you come out with next. Thank you!!

Anonymous August 26, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

I love Caramel Dreams!!! Thank you so much for offering everything for free. It is MUCH appreciated!

Laramie October 17, 2011 at 10:24 PM  

Thank you for this beautiful action. I love taking beautiful photos with my new DLSR and these really make them even better. Thanks again for sharing.